Picks

ChemEd X contributors and staff members are continually coming across items of interest that they feel others may wish to know about. Picks include, but need not be limited to, books, magazines, journals, articles, apps—most anything that has a link to it can qualify.

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by Christopher Bauer
Sun, 10/04/2020 - 23:00

Come explore the “Fire and Ice” pedagogic field laboratory. Follow suggested pathways and perspectives, or blaze your own trails.  Visit for 10 minutes or for hours.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 1 day ago
by Hal Harris
Wed, 08/19/2020 - 10:21

“Soonish” is a book about the near future, or “near-ish”, anyway. Unlike predictions of what will happen many decades from now, which are inevitably far off the mark, “Soonish” is an attempt to describe technological developments that have already shown some plausibililty.

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:29

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) is awarded to a select group of K-12 STEM educators from across the US each year. Teachers selected as fellows serve in a federal agency (NSF, NOAA, DOE, NASA, etc.) or on Capitol Hill for a year, sharing their educator voice to shape STEM education policy and programs at the national level. Applications for the 2021 - 2022 are due by November 29, 2020.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 07/27/2020 - 06:36

Ainissa Ramirez has crafted a great story book that introduces the non scientist reader to the idea of material science. Does material science influence people or do people influence material science? 

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Sarah Rayder
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 16:15

The APsolute RecAP’s philosophy is to maximize students’ understanding and minimize their need for memorization. The episodes follow the updated CED and each episode is under 10 minutes in length, so students are able to squeeze in a quick, effective review session even if they don’t have a ton of time to do so. 

Recent activity: 3 months 5 days ago
by Michael Farabaugh
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:22

The mission of APTeach is to create a collaborative community where teachers can share ideas about student miconceptions, pedagogy, improving student understanding, and implementing best practices for teaching chemistry.

Recent activity: 5 months 2 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:51

Are you looking for a new podcast to enjoy on your way to or from work? NGS Navigators is a podcast that offers quality professional development to support teachers with NGSS content and strategies.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Thomas Manning
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:16

 

This book is filled with computer based labs that can be used in a range of classes from high school chemistry to an undergraduate course in physical chemistry. Bentham Science has generously provided free online access to the eBook through June 30, 2020.

Recent activity: 6 months 4 weeks ago
by Kristen Drury
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 08:34

"Let's Learn About Chemistry", written by chemistry educator, Stephanie Ryan, introduces chemistry to kids through the use of comparison activities.

Recent activity: 6 months 4 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:38

Are you looking for a way to incorporate gaming in your chemistry classroom? CollisionsTM has recently announced that their online gaming system is now free for educators!

Recent activity: 4 days 6 hours ago